Articles: Business & Finance

Too Many Cooks Spoil the Reform Broth

Educators should stay focused on what's important to students and help them and their families put the acrimonious public debate on education in proper perspective.

Wisconsin’s Ripple Effect

Unions around the country are fearing their collective bargaining rights will too be taken away.

Measuring the Effectiveness of New Teachers

A new teacher performance model will evaluate lesson plans, grade books, assignments and class videos to both assess teachers and improve teacher licensure programs.

Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program Gets a Boost

The U.S. Department of Agriculture announced that it will be expanding the Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program.

Equity and Access for All

Michele Hancock, recently hired superintendent of Kenosha (Wis.) Unified School District No. 1, is transforming all practices, programs and policies to ensure they meet the needs of all students.

City Connects to Students

Boston Public Schools is seeing the results of City Connects (CCNX)—its intervention, prevention and enrichment program that works with teachers to pair students with community-based services.

The Cradle-to-Career Solution

Providing a birth-to-employment education can stop students from falling through the cracks.

Turnaround Principals

New training models have emerged for preparing school leaders to transform low-achieving schools.

Budgeting Based on Student Needs

This California district demonstrates that students can be the foundation of all school financial decisions.

The Teacher Cloud

How do we re-envision the interactions between teachers and students?

School Improvement Grants—Two Years Later

A nationwide survey of forty-two states and the District of Columbia examined how states are using the $3.5 billion in School Improvement Grants.

Wisconsin District Administrators Say Bills Go Too Far

District administrators in Wisconsin would appreciate greater management leeway in negotiations with teachers' unions, but many say the collective bargaining restrictions crafted by Gov. Scott Walker and the republican-controlled legislature go too far.

Students Need Stable District Leadership

In more than one big city school district, including now Seattle, superintendents who have put smart reforms in place, yielding positive results for students, have been removed too soon.

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